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Testy over payout answers

Fonterra A tense air emanated from a Timaru stage as Fonterra directors were questioned about an irregular pricing payout.

Abattoir sold

tdn meat 6:49am Chinese company cleared to buy Taranaki's only abattoir processing local meat for the local market.

Spears rediscover their mojo

Tender Tips owner Geoff Lewis 6:28am Geoff Lewis is an adult convert to eating asparagus, and now he grows it - between 300 and 400 tonnes over a season.

Red meat reform support

steak Meat Industry Excellence group identifies savings of almost half a billion dollars.

Stinky case off to court

Dairying byproduct from Fonterra factories dumped on an Atiamuri farm in October 2013. 6:54am Eltham residents hit by the dumping of milk by-products in the town's waste water say a trial may give them answers.

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Related story: Greens' farming claims in tatters

What's next for dairying?

Massey University's Professor of Dairy Production Systems Danny Donaghy. A large drop in Fonterra's milk price forecast is not the only big issue facing New Zealand's dairy industry.

Greens' claims in tatters

It seems the message has finally got through – farmers are working hard to clean up rivers, keep their stock out of streams, and to plant more trees.

Just test the damn water

Blatant double standards

Stinky case off to court

Dairying byproduct from Fonterra factories dumped on an Atiamuri farm in October 2013. Eltham residents hit by the dumping of milk by-products in the town's waste water say a trial may give them answers.

Helping hand boosts biz

Award-winning dairy farmer gets a leg up from a friend and mentor.

Testy over payout answers

'Kicked in the guts'

Wetlands passion

Couple back their commitment to the environment with new wetland construction that's cost them $24,000.

Meat shortage looms

roast beef Expect to pay more for your next juicy barbecue steak as a world meat shortage looms.

Beef and lamb farmers happy

While the dairy industry is feeling the pain in the wake of the slashed payout, sheep and beef farmers are smiling.

Finance offer stuns

Demand boosts bull sales

Red meat reform support

Meat Industry Excellence group identifies savings of almost half a billion dollars.

Lamb-tastic arrival

Two-headed lamb From the deepest reaches of southern NZ, a biological anomaly has been born.

Stitching up the wool vote

For more than 100 years NZ "rode off the sheep's back" as the wool industry helped provide the country with an enviable standard of living.

Crucial wool vote looms

Big Ben world's best

NZ Merino eyes up strong wool

NZ Merino Company throws a spanner into the wool debate, revealing it is poised to enter the strong wool market.

Zespri slam Kiwifruit claim

zespri Chairman Peter McBride has slammed the $885 million "kiwifruit claim" against the Government.

Rhubarb era to end

Trevor Bridge grows NZ's biggest and reddest rhubarb, but not for much longer.

Strawberries a delicious mystery

Irrigation app launches

Spears rediscover their mojo

Geoff Lewis is an adult convert to eating asparagus, and now he grows it - between 300 and 400 tonnes over a season.

Deer betters dairy grazing

Martin and Kiri Rupert are expanding their deer operation on a second farm near Geraldine. Dairy grazing can't compete with raising deer on the South Canterbury hills, says a former dairy farmer.

Dairy dips but beef set to soar

Dairy prices may be down again, but the world price of beef keeps rising.

Debate on GM called for

Farmers claim measuring flaws

Abattoir sold

Chinese company cleared to buy Taranaki's only abattoir processing local meat for the local market.

Beet the bolters

Fodder beet Rogue "bolters" in beet feed crops need to be plucked out by hand or they will lower yields and contaminate seed crops.

Cute and cuddly killers?

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Time to plan beyond forced births

Common sense required

Killer disease not unique

Mysterious liver disease killing hundreds of cows was a freak event but not unique according to a veterinary pathologist.

Ebola a boost for NZ salmon

salmon A bizarre food-safety scare in China linking a fish disease to Ebola could be a good thing for NZ salmon exports.

Offer highlights tuna plight

Chinese plans to take even more tuna from the Pacific are revealed in a Hong Kong stock offering.

Scallop harvest reduced

Fishing merger a step too far

Live mussel export ban

Parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels leads to Canada barring live greenshell exports.

Still horsing round at 76

Thelma Busby Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Life is busy

New baby, new job, new awards. Life is busy and challenging for one of New Zealand's top sharemilkers.

Silage bale wrap goes pink

Up for the challenge

Loving the lifestyle

An ambitious young dairy manager enjoys every day on the job.